Dbq Industrialization In America

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Between 1865 and 1900, Industrialization changed the way America continued about advancing. It brought about industries such as the railroads, steel and oil that generated jobs and opportunities, as well as economic wealth. Although these times were great for some - mainly the millionaires gaining fortune from their businesses and poor immigrants who found better lives in America than there were in their home countries - others, like the farmers and industrial workers, found a hard time making a living in the new, fast paced America. Farmers and industrial workers responded to the cruelness of industrialization by politically, financially, and socially. To begin, farmers in America were making a living by producing goods from home and selling…show more content…
The Grange (National Grange of the Patrons of Husbandry) was started in 1867 as a social and educational response to farmers isolation with a goal of regulating the rates charged by railroads and warehouses. Later on, the Grange shriveled into nothingness as the farmers who joined this club, started farmers alliances. In 1890, the People’s Independent party had a goal of influencing Democrats to help the farmers. The party soon went to the Populist Party for help who fought for the government to be more involved in aiding the farmers by counteracting bigger businesses and making things more fair between the two in the market. Losing the battle to the government and monopolies, agri farming ended up turning into agri business and machines soon took over the abandoned jobs (even the ones the farmers were forcefully pushed out of) farmers left. On the bright side, a new political system was in action and the standard of living was heightened because of new technology and quicker consumerism. Although the fight for rights did not prove beneficial at the time, farming as of now is more efficient than ever and the new system is feeding millions across the country everyday for low…show more content…
Although not every change occurred as briskly as desired, both groups helped to attain the rights they deemed necessary for themselves as well as future generations. Because of the hard work of these men and women that fought for worker’s rights in the 1800s, it is now more possible to live off modern salaries and workers have the drive needed and the right role models to fight for what they want out of their job benefits
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